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Éanna Ó Coinnigh  Éanna Ó Coinnigh 
Éanna Ó Coinnigh 
An 12ú Taoiseach ar Phoblacht na hÉireann ó 9 Márta 2011. | The Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland since 2011.
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Éanna Ó Coinnigh

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Is polaiteoir Éireannach é Éanna Ó Coinnigh (nó Éanna Ó Cionnaith uaireanta) (24 Aibreán, 1951 a rugadh é) nó Enda Kenny mar is fearr aithne air as Béarla. Is é an 12ú Taoiseach ar Phoblacht na hÉireann ó 9 Márta 2011 chomh maith le bheith ina cheannaire ar Fhine Gael. Vótáladh isteach don chéad uair é sa bhliain 1975 ó dháilcheantar Mhaigh Eo, agus é ag teacht i gcomharbas ar a athair, Henry Kenny.

 

Is é an Teachta Dála is faide seirbhís gan bhriseadh ('Athair na Dála') i nDáil Éireann faoi láthair agus is é an chéad cheannaire ar Fhine Gael ó rialtas Ghearóid Mhic Gearailt i 1982 ar éirigh leis dul i mbun rialtais trí olltoghchán a bhuachan.

 

Rugadh Éanna Ó Coinnigh do Henry Kenny agus dá bhean chéile i 1951 i gCaisleán an Bharraigh agus tógadh é ar fheirm bheag a mhuintire i nDoire an Chuais i Maigh Eo. Is é an tríú páiste is sine de chúigear. D'fhreastail sé ar bhunscoil Phádraig, ar Choláiste Ghearailt i gCaisleán an Bharraigh, Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh, agus ar Choláiste Phádraig i nDroim Conrach, Baile Átha Cliath, áit ar cháiligh sé mar mhúinteoir bunscoile.

 

Gairmréim go dtí 2001

Chaith Ó Coinnigh breis is deich mbliana ina chúlbhinseoir sular ceapadh é ina Aire Sóisearach Oideachais agus Saothair i rialtas Ghearóid Mhic Gearailt i 1986. D'oibrigh sé mar Aire Sóisearach Turasóireachta agus Trádála sa chomhrialtas bogha ceatha a mhair idir 1994 agus 1997 chomh maith. Sheas Ó Cionaoith arís i gcomórtas ceannaireachta 2002 agus d'éirigh leis an bua a fháil faoi dheireadh ansin.

 

Tréimhse mar cheannaire an fhreasúra

Rinne FG socrú le Páirtí an Lucht Oibre tar éis toghcháin áitiúla 2004 maidir le comhoibriú vótála in Olltoghchán 2007, rud ar a tugadh ' Comhaontú an Mhuilinn Chearr', ar mhaithe le cur in aghaidh pháirtithe an rialtais ag an am. Nuair a bhí vótaí an olltoghcháin i 2007 comhairthe, ba léir go raibh dul chun cinn mór déanta ag Fine Gael ó thaobh líon suíochán de (méadú 20 suíochán go 51), ach níor leor é le dul i mbun rialtais, ó ba rud é go raibh níos mó suíocháin Dála ag Fianna Fáil go fóill agus ba ghá gach uile pháirtí sa fhreasúra a thabhairt le chéile chun comhrialtas nua a chruthú, rud nach raibh dóchúil i bhfianaise líon na ndreamanna éagsúla polaitiúla a bhí ag teastáil. D'éirigh le rialtas Bertie Ahern rialtas nua a chruthú leis an bPáirtí Daonlathach agus le páirtí comhrialtais nua, mar atá, An Comhaontas Glas.

 

Coimhlint an Cheannaire

Sa bhliain 2010, d'fhógair Richard Bruton nach raibh muinín aige as Kenny bheith mar cheannaire an pháirtí agus chuige sin go raibh sé féin ag dul chun cinn le cur isteach ar cheannaireacht an pháirtí. Bhris Kenny é óna áit ar bhinse tosaigh an pháirtí ach thacaigh naonúr le Bruton.

 

Tréimhse mar Thaoiseach

Toghadh Ó Coinnigh mar Thaoiseach ar an gcéad lá den 31ú Dáil, Dé Céadaoin 9 Márta 2011. Chaith 117 Teachta Dála vóta ar a shon agus 27 ina choinne tar éis dó a bheith ainmnithe ag a pháirtí féin.

 

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Enda Kenny (born 24 April 1951) is an Irish Fine Gael politician, and has been the Taoiseach since 2011. He has led Fine Gael since 2002. He served as Minister for Tourism and Trade from 1994 to 1997. He is also a two-term Vice President of the European People's Party.

 

Kenny has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for Mayo since 1975, having succeeded his father Henry Kenny. He is the longest-serving TD currently in Dáil Éireann, which makes him the incumbent Father of the Dáil.

 

Kenny led Fine Gael in the 2011 general election. He subsequently brokered an agreement with the Labour Party and formed a coalition government on 9 March 2011. He is Fine Gael's first Taoiseach since John Bruton from 1994 to 1997, and the first Fine Gael leader to win government in an election since Garret FitzGerald in 1982.

 

Early life

Enda Kenny was born in Derrywash in the village of Islandeady near Castlebar, County Mayo in 1951, the third child of five. He was educated locally at St. Patrick's National School in Cornanool and St. Gerald's College (De La Salle) in Castlebar. Kenny subsequently attended St. Patrick's College of Education in Dublin and University College Galway. He briefly worked as a primary school teacher.

 

Political career

In the early 1970s he became directly involved in politics when he started helping his father with constituency clinics. The Fine Gael party wanted one of his sons to stand as their candidate at the subsequent by-election, and so Enda Kenny was chosen. Kenny was left out in the cold when Garret FitzGerald became Taoiseach for the first time in 1981 and again in 1982. He was, however, appointed as a member of the Fine Gael delegation at the New Ireland Forum in 1983 and later served on the British-Irish Parliamentary Association. In 1986 he became a Minister of State at the Departments of Education and Labour.

 

Government minister

As minister he chaired the European Union Council of Trade Ministers during Ireland's six-month Presidency of the European Council as well as co-chairing a round of the World Trade Organization talks in 1996. Among Kenny's other achievements were the rejuvenation of the Saint Patrick's Day parade in Dublin and the successful negotiations to bring a stage of the 1998 Tour de France to Ireland. In 1997 the government was defeated at the general election and Kenny returned to the opposition benches.

 

Fine Gael leader

At the 2002 general election Fine Gael suffered its worst electoral performance ever, losing 23 seats, a figure larger than expected and with its overall vote down 5%. Kenny himself came close to losing his seat and even went so far as to prepare a concession speech. In the end he won the third seat in the five-seat constituency. Kenny once again contested the Fine Gael leadership and emerged successful on that occasion. In November 2005, Kenny called for the abolition of compulsory Irish for the Leaving Certificate examinations. This was opposed by all the major Irish language organisations. In March 2006 Kenny was elected Vice-President of the European People's Party (EPP), the largest European political group to which Fine Gael is affiliated. In his speech to the EPP he stated that Fine Gael would be in government within two years. Responding to the banking crisis in County Cork on 15 February 2009, Kenny asked the entire board of the Central Bank of Ireland's Financial Regulation section to resign.

 

2011 general election

In the election, Kenny led Fine Gael to a decisive victory. The party won 76 seats, the most in its 78-year history, becoming the largest party in the Dáil for the first time ever. Kenny said that his first priority upon taking office will be to renegotiate the bailout, calling the original deal "a bad deal for Ireland and a bad deal for Europe".

 

Taoiseach 2011–present

The members of the 31st Dáil convened for the first time on 9 March 2011 and elected Kenny as Taoiseach by a vote of 117–27. On 9 March 2011, Kenny appointed 15 junior Ministries. A report in the Sunday Mirror said Kenny would be the first Taoiseach to use the Steward's Lodge at Farmleigh as his official residence.

 

In February 2013, a deal was reached with the European Central Bank in relation to the promissory note used to bail out the former Anglo Irish Bank. Kenny described it as a "a good day for the country and its people". He told the Dáil that there will be a €20bn reduction in the borrowing requirement of the National Treasury Management Agency in the coming years as a result of the changes, but also cautioned that the agreement was not a "silver bullet".

 

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5.3.2009

updated: 2013-03-20

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